Hachette sells enthusiast magazines

The five titles bring Bonnier’s collection of enthusiast brands to nearly 50 , including Popular Science, Saveur, Parenting, Field & Stream and a number of marine publications.

This is Bonnier Corp.’s third major acquisition in the U.S. within a short period of time. In September 2008, Bonnier added Working Mother to its leading "mom" brands Parenting and Babytalk. In December, the company expanded its presence in the dive industry, buying Scuba Diving to go along with its dive title Sport Diver.

According to a press release, Popular Photography is the world’s largest photography magazine and the leading technical authority, buyers guide and how-to resource for the photo enthusiast. American Photo offers a unique visual environment and an authoritative editorial voice that inspire and inform an audience of advanced photography enthusiasts and photo professionals. Sound & Vision claims to be the world’s most comprehensive and engaging home entertainment magazine. It offers the freshest editorial content in the category, with each issue bringing readers the latest products and technological breakthroughs in home theater, audio, video and multimedia products. In addition to print magazines, the five titles have brand extensions including Web sites, books, licensing agreements, videos and branded events.